Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

This All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament.

The group seeks to highlight how wellbeing serves as a valuable and pragmatic framing for making policy decisions and for setting a vision for the UK. Wellbeing draws attention to the diversity and interdependence of issues and interventions that affect us in our lives and the complex and complementary roles that different government departments and policies can play in improving outcomes. The APPG will therefore play a convening role across parties and government departments and look at different levels of intervention (national – local – individual) to identify where the biggest gains can be made for the lives of people in the UK, drawing on specific examples, challenges and contexts and building on existing knowledge and evidence.

The group was originally formed in 2009. And after a short break the group has been reconstituted in December 2018. The What Works Centre for Wellbeing now provides the Secretariat for the reconstituted group, which was formerly provided by New Economics Foundation.

Next meeting

Wellbeing approach in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Date: 11th June, 2:30 – 4pm
Chair: Chris Ruane

Speakers at this meeting will be:

Nick Carroll, Economic Councellor, New Zealand Treasury
Sophie Howe, the Commissioner for the Future Generations Act in Wales
Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist, Government of Scotland
Aideen McGinley, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust, Northern Ireland
Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Knowledge Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy